The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) offers employment in a range of disciplines. We seek enthusiastic, passionate people, committed to helping us expand our presence in the community.

If you see an employment opportunity you like and believe you can make a difference to our organisation, we encourage you to submit an application.

Please note that WAYJO is located in Western Australia, and all advertised times are in Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) – also known as GMT+8 or UTC+8.

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No Current Employment Vacancies.

Musical Career Programs


2021 WAYJO Composer in Residence

Open to Australian citizens and permanent residents, the WAYJO Composer and Associate Composer residency programs annually support two emerging composers to develop new works for a large jazz ensemble, offering both generous commission fees and artistic mentorship.

Please direct any queries to WAYJO Artistic Director Mace Francis – mace.francis@wayjo.com

Applications open 9.00am, Monday 8 March, and close 5.00pm, Friday 30 April 2021.

2022 dates will be announced in the new year.


2022 WAYJO Band Auditions

WAYJO offers training in big band jazz and improvised modern music to musicians aged 14-25 (28 if in full-time study) across three big bands.

Registrations open 9.00am, Wednesday 1 September, and close 5.00pm, Friday 19 November 2021 – only if not filled prior.

* PLEASE NOTE: Band Members do not hold paid positions, however some paid opportunities are available for band members with professional level ensembles through private, community & corporate event private bookings.


2022 WAYJO Assistant Musical Director

Experienced, music reading musicians aged 18 to 35 years during 2022 are invited to apply for this paid 12-month trainee position.

Please direct any queries to WAYJO Artistic Director Mace Francis – mace.francis@wayjo.com

Applications open 9.00am, Monday 4 October, and close 5.00pm, Wednesday 1 December 2021.